The 3rd stop on the Jellyfish Surf Series was held at Virgina Beach,Virginia on Nov 10th, 2001. Although the surf was smaller then hoped,there were no complaints, just a bunch of agro groms stoked to be a partof this awaited event. The weather was sunny and very chilly with gustywinds all day.
The grom division was packed full of tiny talent. Young Hawaiian ripperTravis Beckman, who now lives in Montauk, New York, dominated the grom division despite the standout performances from the other competitors inthis division. The Junior division was also ruled by a young Hawaiianwho now lives in Va. Beach, 17 year old Scott Wagner edged out SteveOwens to stand on top in 1st position in the junior grom division. Inthe Pro-Am division, every heat seemed to be like a final in the smallsurf. Mike Shirmer found himself with the best sets in the final to snaphis way to 1st position ahead of Ken Hunt and Jellyfish #2 champ IanParnell to walk away with $150, a snowboard from Sims, a Pro-Lite Boardbag and tons of other donated prizes.
All of the finalists earn a slot to the Volcom Crusty Champsheld in Cal in mid March 2002. There is no entry fee of course so feelfree to call the Volcom hotline 805-995-3603 or east coast hotline904-285-2751 or e-mail Sean Slater at Volcomslater@aol.com . Theresults were as follows:
1.MIKE SHIRMER $150
2.KEN HUNT $50
The Volcom Stone’s SEa Slug invaded Hermosa Beach on November10th, 2001. The surf was 1-3 feet and the ocean stayed glassy till the end. While the waves didn’t have the shape or the punch most people desired, fun was had by all.
In the groms division it was two time winner Nick Rosza continuing hisdominance by winning his third event.
In the Juniors division it was a new face in the winners circle. Hisname is Ian Calderon. He nailed two big moves in the final to take thewin.
The mens final saw the top three guys in the ratings end up just thatway in the final. Yves Bright found one of the only waves to allow fourturns on it in the entire event and it came to him in the final. Thatwave sealed it for him and with it a solid $150 cash.
1.Yves Bright $150
2.Adam Virs $50